There is currently a nationwide opiate crisis, and Nebraska is not immune from its grips. Due to a steady rise in opioid use, both prescriptive and non-prescriptive, our country now sees itself in a battle to address this issue. But where do patients turn when they have chronic pain? The CDC recommends safe alternatives, like physical therapy, for pain management.
As physical therapists, we treat pain through movement, hands-on care, and patient education. By increasing physical activity you can also reduce your risk of other chronic diseases. Many of our patients with chronic pain have tried a number of different treatments before they get to this point. We are able to listen to your past experiences and develop a treatment plan around these past experiences.
We utilize up-to-date neuro-pain science to direct treatments helping patients focus on their personal goals. Many patients enter our door with a fear of moving because they are afraid they will make their condition worse. We educate our patients on their anatomy to help them their understanding and feel more in control. We teach our patients to move within their ability!
The American Physical Therapy Association also points to collaborative care across medical disciplines to help patients achieve optimal outcomes. This new location at the Grand Island Pain Relief Center gives patients access to physical therapy, mental health care, and medical pain management in a centralized location.
When it comes to pain, you have a choice. Choosing more movement can lead to better health in every area – not just pain control.
Call and schedule an appointment now with our Chronic Pain Specialist, Nicole Powell PT, DPT, CSCS.